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Worth noting

• In Sunday's win over Milwaukee, reliever Alfredo Simon recorded the first three-inning save for the Reds since Micah Owings on Sept. 1, 2009, vs. the Pirates.

• NASCAR drivers Kevin Harvick and Bobby Labonte threw out ceremonial first pitches before Monday's game. Both were in Cincinnati to promote the Quaker State 400 race to be held later this month at Kentucky Speedway.

Mark Sheldon is a reporter for Read his blog, Mark My Word, and follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon
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